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Long Life Offering Ceremony for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

March 2, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
March 1, 2010

Dharamshala -- The Central Tibetan Administration
and the general Tibetan populace would jointly
organise a long life offering ceremony for His
Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tsuglagkhang, the main temple, on 2 March 2010.

The ceremony is part of official commemoration of
the 50th anniversaries of the Tibetan people's
peaceful uprising against the repression and
occupation of Tibet by the People's Republic of
China, and the exile of the Tibetan government
and its people to India, from 10 March 2009 to 10 March 2010.

In accordance with spiritual prophesies, the
administration and general Tibetan populace has
been jointly conducting a series of prayer
services to enhance collective merit for the long
life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the
spontaneous fulfilment of all his wishes.

The heads of the five schools of Tibetan Buddhism
and Bon religion will attend the ceremony. Senior
officials from the Tibetan Supreme Justice
Commission, Tibetan Parliament in exile, the
Kashag and autonomous bodies of the Central
Tibetan Administration will be present.

The official website of His Holiness the Dalai
Lama <http://www.dalailama.com> live webcast of
the long life offering ceremony at approximately
8:30 am Indian Standard Time (GMT+05:30). Webcast
will be in Tibetan language only.

Registration for the accredited media is open
till 4:00 pm on 1 March 2010 at the Department of
Information and International Relation. Contact:
Lobsang Choedak, Press Officer, at 01892 222510, 222457
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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